Name: Nwaogu, Amarachi Grace                                State of Origin: Abia State

Nationality: Nigerian     Home Address: Umubaa, Amuzukwu, Umuahia – Ibeku, Umuahia North,, L.G.A

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Marital Status: Single                                                     Name of Spouse: Nil

Spouse Address: Nil


Educational Background and Date

  • Amuzukwu Community Primary School 1982
  • Amuzukwu Girls Secondary School 1990/1991
  • Federal College of Agriculture, Umudike 1995
  • Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu 1998
  • Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike 2002
  • Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike 2006
  • Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike 2007-till date



Academic/ Qualification Obtained and Dates

  • D ( Doctoral Degree)- Plant Pathology -Applied Mycology    2014
  • Sc (Master of Science) – Plant Pathology 2006
  • PGD (Post Graduate Diploma) – Crop Protection 2002
  • HND (Higher National Diploma) – Crop Production Science 1998
  • ND (National Diploma) – General Agriculture 1995
  • West African School Certificate (WASC) 1990/91
  • First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) 1982




Teaching History with date


  • PHM 500  Project                                                                                     2016-2022


PHM 501:  Seminar                                                                                            2016-2022  

  • CCS 424:  Crop Protection (Pests and Disease Control)                   2016-2022
  • PHM 513: Ecology of Soil borne pathogens and their  control         2016-2022
  • PHM 521: Pesticide and their Application                                            2016-2022
  • PHM 522: Fungal Diseases of Tropical Crops                                     2016-2022

Crops and their control

  • PHM 712: Weed Control                                                                           2016-2022
  • PHM 711: Principles of Plant Pathology                                                 2016-2022
  • PHM 722: Ecology and Epidemiology of Fungal Disease in Plants   2018-2022
  • PHM 811: Plant Disease Diagnosis                                                             2018-2022
  • PHM 812: Ecology and Control of Soil Borne diseases                           2018-2022
  • PHM 823: Plant Disease Management                                                     2018 -2022
  • PHM 815: Pesticides Toxicology                                                              2018-2022



Administrative Experience within and outside the University

  • Work experience in ADP: 14 years as Extension agent in the rural farming communities with  Abia State, A.D.P, 2001-2015.
  • Field officer at FMRD (Fed. Min of Agric and Rural Development, Mando, Kaduna State, during NYSC), 1990—2000.
  • Field Assistant NRCRI, 1998-1999.
  • Sales Assistant at Arinzechi Agrochemical and Inputs Stores, Umuahia, Abia State, 1996.
  • Lecturer, Plant Health Management, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 2015 – Till Date.
  • Coordinator of Postgraduate Students Result for the Department 2016 – 2019
  • Appointment as member of the Departmental Accreditation Committee – 2019.
  • A member of Technical Committee for the Post Graduates Students International Conference MOUAU- 2017.
  • Appointment as member Departmental Accreditation Committee, 2019
  • Nomination as Internal Examiner of Anozie, Kingsley – 2021.



Dissertation and Thesis


  • Studies on the nutrition, physiology and control of the pathogen inciting black pod disease and pod rots of cocoa (Theobroma cacao ) in major cocoa growing communities of Abia State.




  • Studies on the black pod disease of cocoa caused by Phytophthora palmivorain Ikwuano area of Abia State


Journal Articles

  1. Wokocha, R. C. and Grace, A. Nwaogu (2008). Comparative Toxicity of extracts of three Tropical Medicinal Plants and Ridomil (Metalxyl) on Phytophthoraand varietal resistance of cocoa to the black pod disease in Ikwuano area of Abia State, Nigerian Journal of Botany. 21 (2): 428 – 436 pg.
  2. Nwaogu, A. G. wokocha, R. C. and Ononuju, C. C. (2014). Susceptibility of seedlings of two cocoa pod types (Green and Red)var. Amazon, to the leaf blight and wilt disease incited by Phytophthora megakarya in Abia State, Nigeria. ABSU: Journal of Environment Science and Technology, 4: 474-479 pg.


  1. Nwaogu, A. G, and Wokocha, R. C. (2014). Effect Of Some Weather Factors on the Prevalence and Severity of the Black Pod Disease of two coloured Cocoa Pod Types in Abia State. ABSU: Journal of Environment Science and Technology, 4: 480-485pg.


  1. Nwaogu, A. G, Onunuju, C. C and Wokocha R. C. (2015): Evaluation of growth inhibition capacity of some plant extracts against three fungal isolates infecting cocoa pods in Abia State, Nigeria. Journal of Biopesticides and Agriculture. 1 : 61-67.


  1. Nwaogu,A.G.,Ononuju,C.C., Onyeka,J.T.(2015): Growth response of Phytophthora megakaryaand two coloured associated organisms ( decemllulare, C. ignotum) from cocoa pods to some non-synthetic media in-vitro, Journal of Biopesticides. Vol 1:1-6 pg.


  1. Nwaogu, A. G., Onunuju., C. C and Wokocha,R.C., (2015): Assessment of the inhibitory effect of four antagonists from cocoa pods against   three fungal cocoa pods insolates in Abia state, Nigeria, Journal of Biopesticidesand Environment,  1:1-6 pg.


  1. Opara, E.U., and Nwaogu, A. G. (2015): Influence of hormone on microbial plant infection: a defence mechanism World Science Research Journal.3(3):13-14pg.


  1. Nwaogu, A. G., Wokocha, R.C. and Ononuju, C.C. (2016). Fungal Microflora of Cocoa Soils, Sporulation Density and Mycelial Biomass of Three Fungal Isolates from Cocoa Pods in Abia-State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research(4) 6: 1169-1173.


  1. Ekumankama, O.O., Eke, A.B., Ogbe, S.E., Joy, E., Nnachi, E.J., Ebenye, C.G., and Nwaogu A.G. (2017) Entrepreneurship training manual (ETM) (PRACTICUM), Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike pp ,   11-15.  


  1. Eze, C. E., Nwofia, G. E., Onyeka, J. and Nwaogu, A. G. (2017). Growth and tuber yield performance of taro landraces in the face of taro leaf blight (Phytophthora colocasiae Rachib) Outbreak in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment.13 (3): 102-114.


  1. Bassey ,IN.,and Nwaogu ,,AG (2018)  Evaluation of Pre-treatment on the incidence of seed –borne fungi associated with egg plants seeds (Solanun Gilo Raddi) in Akwa-Ibom. Journal of Science and Technology, Vol 15;(1) Pp 34-38.  


  1. Nwaogu, A.G. and Wokocha, R.C. (2018).Effects of Extracts of Some Botanicals against Three Species of Fungi Isolated from Cocoa (Theobroma cacoa L.) Pods. Green Journal of Medicinal Plant Research. 2(1): 1-7.


  1. Enyiukwu, D.N., Bassey, I.N., Nwaogu G.A and Maranzu (2019). Post Harvest Spoilage and Management of Fruits and Vegetables: A perspective on Small-Holder Agricultural Systems of the Tropics. Greener Trends in Plant Pathology and Entomology. Pp 1 -33. Published by Greener Scholarly Publication.


  1. Nwaogu, G, A., Kolawole, S.E., and Ogbonna, P.A.  (2019) Fungitoxicity of agricultural waste-derived biochars against Fusarium oxysporum(Schlect) f.sp Radicis-lycopersici (Jarvis and shoemaker) causal agent of Fusarium crown and root of tomato. Greener Trends in Plant Pathology and Entomology. Vol 2(1): 9-18pg.


  1. Enyiukwu D.N., Bassey, I..N., Nwaogu, G.A, and Maranzu, J.O. (2020) Imperativeness of Agricultural Technology for sustainable crop production, food security and public health in Su-Saharan Africa, Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 10(1):1- 24pg.


  1. Enyiukwu D.N., Nwaogu, G.A, Inemesit, N.B (2020).Association of Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata L. Walp). (Var. Ife Brown) with Colletotrichum destructivumO’Gara: A special reference to nutrient lost by the host. 2020. Cell Biology and Developments Vol 4(2): 41 – 46 pg.


  1. Enyiukwu, D.N., Inemesit B.N., Nwaogu, G.A, Asamudo, N.U., Lwanga, A.C, Monday, E.A and Maranzu, J.O. (2021). Pig (Susscofadom esticus) dung and their associated fungi: Potential Candidates for Bio-remediation and nutrients improvement of crude oil contaminated soils. Biodiversitas Vol 22(8): 3276 – 3286pg.


  1. Enyiukwu, D.N., Lwanga, A.C., Nwaogu, A.G., Inemesit, B.N,. and Nwaneri, J. (2021). Antifungal Potentials of Aqueous Extract of Selected Indigenous Flora Against Leaf and Stem Blight (Alternaria bataticola)Disease of Sweet Potato. Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research. Vol 5(8): 1493 – 1499pg..


  1. Nwaogu, G.A., Kolawole, A.O., Inemesit, B.N., and Abazie, I.C. (2021). Assessment of Potency of different plant extracts on growth of fungal not pathogens of Ghana and Cameroon Peeper (Capsicumspecies) seeds in storage. Direct Research Journal of Agriculture and Food Science. Vol 9: 1 – 7pg


  1. Nwaogu, A.G., Obani, F.T., Iheanacho, F.N and Enyiukwu, D.N (2022) In vitro evaluation of aqueous leaf and peel extract of Musa species for low input managements of fungal leaf spot of Sweet Potato (Ipomea batatas Linn.) Cropsaver.Vol 5(1):7 – 14pg.



Conferences/Workshops/Seminar Attended

  • Entrepreneurial Skill Acquisition Training Workshop on Value Addition to Cassava at NRCRI, Umudike, 5th– 7th July, 2010.
  • Supreme Management Training and Consultancy Services Limited, Enugu State, 16th– 18th October, 2012.
  • Federal government of Nigeria 2011/2012 OHCSF/ODDAP-MDGs Capacity Building Project, ARMTI, Ilorin, Nigeria, 30thJan-30th Feb, 2012.
  • Mycological society of Nigeria, UniZik Awka, Anambra State, 10th– 13th June, 2013.
  • Nigerian Society for Plant Protection, March, 2014
  • Nigerian Society for Plant Protection (NSPP), LauTech, Ogbomosho, Oyo-State, 24th-27th March, 2014.
  • Biopesticides Society of Nigeria, UNICAL Cross River State, 5th-7th December, 2015
  • Mycological Society of Nigeria, MYCOSON, FUNAI, Abakiliki iEbonyi, 9th– 13th October, 2016.
  • Biopesticides Society of Nigeria, CRUTECH Calabar, Cross River State, 4th– 7th December, 2016.
  • Mycological Society of Nigeria (Mycoson), 7th– 12th October, 2016.
  • Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN) 3rd– 7th October, 2016.
  • best Produce International (UK) Ltd Global G. A. P Licensed Farm Assurer 12th– 14th October, 2016.
  • Biopesticides Society of Nigeria 5th– 8th 2016.
  • Mycological Society of Nigeria 10th-13thDecember  2017
  • Nigerian Society for Plant Protection  7th-12thApril 2019.
  • Nigerian Society for Plant Protection 14th– 18th March, 2021
  • 5thBiennial International Conference of Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), 14th – 17th June, 2021.
  • Virtual Conference of the 12th Trienniel Conference of African Potato Association (APA) .held in Lilongwe , Malawi 18th -20th May 2022.

Technical Report

  • A member of technical committee for the 1stInternational conference of the Postgraduate Students Association MOUAU, Umudike Abia State.


  • Control of Phytophthora sppdisease in field and vegetable crops using different organic sources (biopesticides).


Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Institute of Professional Agriculturists of Nigeria, May, 2015. (IPAN)
  • Nigerian Society for Plant Protection, March, 2013 (NSPP)
  • Mycological Society of Nigeria (MYCOSON)
  • Bio-pesticide Society of Nigeria (BSN)
  • Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN)
  • Women in Science and Development (OWDS)


National Assignment

  1. Nigerian Christian Corpers Fellowship Kaduna State: State Financial Secretary, 1990 – 2000.
  2. Nigerian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (NIFES): Vice President/Prayer Secretary/Sisters Coordinator, 1995 – 1998.


Other Achievement and date

  1. A reviewer on the “Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment” Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 2015.
  2. A reviewer on the “Journal of sustainable Agriculture and the Environment” Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 2019.


Community Service

  1. Member Nigeria Prisons Fellowship, Kaduna State 1999 – 2000.
  2. Member Disciplinary Committee, Nigeria Fellowship of Evangelical Students. 2000 – 2004.
  3. Head Usher City of Refuge Parish Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Umuahia, 2012 – 2021.
  4. Member Building Committee, City of Refuge Parish (RCCG), Umuahia – 2019.
  5. National Co-coordinator of the Wailing Daughters & Sons, Nigeria, A Youth arm of the Wailing Women Worldwide-Women Intercessor for the Church and the Nations):2010 – 2022.



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